Sunday, August 12, 2012
The Newest Additions To The Modtomic Crew. Meet Larry McDuff And The Flirt. Status: Ah, Youth.
The Girlfriend has issues with things going stale. Not just bread, crackers or chips...the "scene" has to be kept fresh too! Enter Larry McDuff a few weeks back and The Flirt (as I have come to refer to it), the Girlfriends two new best friends.
After about a year and a half of not having Kennedy to warm our laps anymore the Girlfreind just
couldn't take it anymore and we broke down and addopted a new kitty. He came to us named
"McDuff" but the Girlfriend wanted to give him her personal name and that came out "Larry". I just
call him the Duffel Bag. He's settling in and warming up to us. He certainly is a cutey pie and kind
of a ham, don't ya think?
Then...yesterday (Friday) she comes home with This! What do we have for our contestant
today Charlie? Well Mr. Mod - It's a Brand - New - Car! Yep, she got a wild hair and sprung
for her first new car ever. It's pretty cool too. It's a 2012 Ford Fiesta. We test drove one a few
weeks back and then did some looking around at all the other options out there. This one won.
I know...it's not a furniture hauler...but check it out - this is why it got bought ->
It gets about the same CITY MPG as Frank get on the HIGHWAY! Sure, you give up a fair
amount of cargo room, but Frank ain't going nowhere. The Girlfriend was driving the Volvo
which got about 27 MPG Highway AND required Premium Fuel. Ouch. But going from the
Volvo (which was like driving a velvet upholstered supertanker) to this feather weight is a BIG
adjustment! It's taught and firm and drives much more like a little 5 door go cart!
It's fun to drive and good on gas but I'll stick with a good ol' Focus Wagon. Frank can crank out
30 MPG all day long in mixed driving and the difference per year between 30 MPG and 40 MPG
(@ $3.50 a Gal. driving 15,000 miles a year) is $437.50. I needs my Cargo Room...and am
willing to pay for it!